Vegas Golden Knights at Dallas Stars - 4/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Vegas Golden Knights at Dallas Stars - 4/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars (44-30-5) vs Vegas Golden Knights (42-31-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Stars -120 / Vegas Golden Knights +109 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Dallas Stars host the Vegas Golden Knights in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Vegas Golden Knights come into this road contest with an overall record of 42-31-6. Through 79 games, the Golden Knights are 4th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 254 times, good for a rank of 12th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Vegas is the 14th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.97 goals per game. So far, the Golden Knights have a strength of schedule rating of 20th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 14th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Dallas Stars get set to host the Vegas Golden Knights with an overall record of 44-30-5. This mark places them 5th in the Central division. Through 79 games, the Stars have scored 228 goals, giving them an average of 2.84. This output gives them a rank of 22nd among NHL teams. On defense, Dallas is the 15th-ranked unit, giving up 2.99 goals per contest. So far, the Stars have played the 12th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Dallas's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 18th in the NHL.

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Through 73 games, the Vegas Golden Knights' goal and overall scoring leader is Jonathan Marchessault with 64 points. He has reached his mark of 29 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.1%. So far, 17.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Chandler Stephenson, who has 40 assists to go along with his 20 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +1. Vegas's top goalie is Robin Lehner, who is giving up an average of 2.83 goals per game.

Through 79 games, Dallas' leading goal scorer is Jason Robertson. With his 38 goals and 37 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 75. On the season, he is turning 18.0% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Stars have benefited from the strong play of Joe Pavelski, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Dallas's 79 games, he has come up with 27 goals on a shooting percentage of 13.0%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +10.0. Dallas's top goalie is Jake Oettinger, who is giving up an average of 2.56 goals per game. In his 46 games played, he has turned in 26 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Vegas's 79 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 44-32-3. So far, taking the over when the Golden Knights are playing away from home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-18-1. On the season, 59.0% of Vegas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Golden Knights. Coming into this game, the Stars have an over-under record of 34-43-2. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 17-21. On the season, 46.0% of Dallas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 51.0% of the scoring coming from the Stars. With an over-under line set at 5.5 goals, I recommend taking the under, as Dallas' strong defense should be able to neutralize Vegas' 8th-ranked scoring offense.

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